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Beginners Enjoying Creativity With Stained Glass Classes

(L to R) Lynn Mroczka, Mary Ann Ayers, Kay Ireland and Kelly Sandusky showing their first stained glass project. by Janet Juroch

A few hours in the Cranberryhill Studio doing a simple beginner’s project as a class produces a very unique item to take home.  A craft, such as stained glass pictures can really bring out the creativity. Stained glass art classes are now being offered at the Cranberryhill Studios and beginnners “get their feet wet” trying out a simple projects. After that, students say they are hooked.

Kelly Sandusky makes a garden dragonfly as first stained glass project. by Janet Juroch

Kelly Sandusky makes a garden dragonfly as first stained glass project. by Janet Juroch

Cindy Pettit instructing Lynn Mroczka about project at Cranberryhill Studio. by Janet Juroch

Cindy Pettit instructing Lynn Mroczka about project at Cranberryhill Studio. by Janet Juroch

Cindy Pettit and Laurie Crandlemire started up the business only three months ago and are filling classes every week. They have a huge selection of glass to pick from. They have a huge selection in so many colors and textures that no two projects are the same. In a beginner class three ladies all made a stained glass hummingbird and none looked the same by the glass they chose.

Cranberryhill Studio is unique to the area with the glass availability for projects large or small. For some students, they want to take their time choosing just the right color and texture to fit the project. Cindy and Laurie show students how to cut their projects and use various tools for the cutting. Then they might need to do some shaping by grinding off the glass edges.  Projects ideas come from pictures similar to a coloring book picture. There are many to choose from that have just a few pieces like a dragonfly to a hummingbird that is a tad bit more detailed.

One beginner at the class was fulfilling her bucket list to learn to make a stained glass piece. Now she wants to do additional classes. Cranberryhill Studio has Beginner and Intermediate classes available beginning at $40. This includes materials, lessons and a project to take home. There are open workshop days for a small fee to use the equipment and work on your own projects with their own materials. Glass can be bought from the studio. Shop Fee is $20.00. Soon they will have mosaic classes.

So much glass and new pieces always coming in for project inspiration. by Janet Juroch

So much glass and new pieces always coming in for project inspiration. by Janet Juroch

For now the Pettit home is a temporary warehouse for the studio. They hope to change that in the near future with a location that can become an artist’s co-op.  For more information about classes, call Cindy at 970-376-0027 or Laurie at 208-462-5539 or email them at cranberryhillstudio@gmail.com. They also have a Cranberryhill Studio Facebook Page and events are listed with sign up available.